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NATIONAL KOOL-AID DAY


National Kool-Aid Day coincides with the first day of Kool-Aid Days each year, which is always celebrated on the second weekend of August in Hastings, Nebraska, the city where Kool-Aid was created. Hastings' Kool-Aid Days began in 1998, the same year that Kool-Aid was named Nebraska's official state drink.


What state is known for Kool-Aid? Hastings, Nebraska Kool-Aid, the popular powdered drink mix, was developed by Edwin Perkins (1889-1961) in Hastings, Nebraska. As a boy working in his family's general store in Hendley, Perkins became interested in a new powdered dessert mix named Jell-O and persuaded his father to carry it in the store.


What was the old name for Kool-Aid? Fruit Smack From "Fruit Smack" to "Kool-Aid" Fruit Smack was corked and sold in bottles, which was very messy. A powdered drink was more appealing to consumers, and in 1927 Perkins' company created Kool-Ade, later renamed Kool-Aid. Perkins first produced Kool-Aid in this building on West First Street in Hastings, Nebraska.


What was the first Kool-Aid flavor? The original Kool-Aid drink mix came in six flavors: grape, orange, cherry, lemon lime, raspberry and strawberry.Jan 8, 2023


What is the most popular flavor of Kool-Aid? Tropical Punch. Perhaps one of the best-known Kool Aid flavors, this bright-red beverage is beloved by many! The mix of fruits ranging from cherries to grapes to citruses like orange, lemon, and lime give it a surprising depth.Mar 23, 2022




HEALTH NOTE:

Why is Kool-Aid being taken off the market? Select code dates of Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea powdered beverages and limited Kool- Aid powdered beverages with “Best When Used By” dates between May 10, 2023 and November 1, 2023 are being voluntarily recalled in the U.S. due to the potential presence of foreign material, specifically very small pieces ...Nov 20, 2021

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